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  1. The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China

    By Xiantao Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

    By Lawrence C.H Yim

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian’s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China

    Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850

    By Lars Peter Laamann

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become self-reliant in perpetuating the basic principles of their faith. Left to their own...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949

    Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

    By Hung-yok Ip

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution....

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949

    By Chang Liu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs...

    Published April 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. How China Works

    Perspectives on the Twentieth-Century Industrial Workplace

    Edited by Jacob Eyferth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Spanning the whole of the twentieth century, How China Works examines the labour issues surrounding the workplace in China in both the Republican and People's Republic epochs. The international team of contributors treat China's twentieth-century revolution as an industrial...

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Lives in Exile

    Exploring the Inner World of Tibetan Refugees

    By Honey Oberoi Vahali

    This book recounts the life stories - stories of loss and hope, of anxieties and aspirations - of generations of exiled Tibetans living in India since the late 1950s after the Chinese takeover of Tibet. Located in the realm of psycho-historical analysis, this work has a dual focus in interpreting...

    Published March 8th 2009 by Routledge India

  9. The Global and Regional in China’s Nation-Formation

    By Prasenjit Duara

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    China’s history tends to be studied from a national perspective only. The Global and Regional in China’s Nation-Formation attempts to train our eyes to see the picture of China less as a self-contained entity, a "geobody", than as part of a broader set of global and regional processes; from the "...

    Published November 30th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary China - An Introduction

    By Michael Dillon

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. It is intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, providing the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and...

    Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge